Nov
10
2015

Vaccine expert explains why healthcare workers should get a flu shot

Flu season is here with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reporting cases being seen sporadically across the United States, including Texas. To protect yourself and others against the serious, potentially deadly, infection, the CDC and the Executive Director of Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Awareness and Research Dr. Carol J. Baker urges Read More…

Nov
10
2015

First season of Texas Children’s partnership with Houston Texans in full swing

It’s been almost a year since Texas Children’s announced we were teaming up with the Houston Texans to inspire children to lead healthier, more active lives. Since the kick-off of our partnership, the two organizations have already reached thousands of Houston-area children through camps, school programs, special hospital appearances and other events that combine fun Read More…

Nov
10
2015

Watcher program improves safety across all acute care units

It’s called the “Watcher List” and simply put, it is for patients who need a little extra attention. Any physician, nurse or resident can place a patient on the Watcher List if they are concerned that patient may need a higher level of care. A patient on the list is given extra attention by care Read More…

Nov
10
2015

Super Star Leader: Michael Cothran

Michael Cothran from the Office of Development is the latest Texas Children’s Super Star leader. “We are fortunate to have a work culture that encourages and supports employees at every level,” Cothran said. “I’ve always challenged myself and others to explore new ideas, processes and tools.” Read more of Cothran’s interview, and find out how Read More…

Nov
10
2015

Texas Children’s participates in largest study on teen weight-loss surgery

The results of research Texas Children’s Hospital participated in were recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine and show teen weight-loss surgery demonstrates the reversal of type 2 diabetes and significant weight loss. Texas Children’s Hospital, along with lead investigators at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and three other sites around the country, Read More…